I have a friend. He has married. He told me, someday he did 'Zinnah' with other
woman. Now, he want to Taubat An-Nasuha. The Questions are :
- How can he do a Taubat An-Nasuha ? Would be Allah 'azza wa jalla receive
his Taubat ?
- He told me, (I'm sorry if sounds rough), his penis did not entered to the
woman's vagina, but their condition have been nude. His penis position
between her up leg. Could we say that is a zinna that must be punished with
As information, In our country, the zinna can't punish with 'rajm'. I need your
answer soon as possible.
Jazzakumullaahu khoiran katsiran.
Assalaamu'alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh.
Praises are Due to Allah
act that your friend committed is a great sin and crime. He must repent to Allah.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him) said: "the eyes fornicate, the hands fornicate, the legs commit
fornication, and the private parts commit fornication". (It is reported
by Ahmad and it is in sahih Al Jahni 4150.)
your friend that he has to increase in good deeds so that Allah will wipe out
his evil deeds, as Abdullah ibn Masud reported. He said that a man came to the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said, ‘Oh Messenger
of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him), I met a woman in the garden so I pulled her close, fondled her, kissed
her, and did everything with except have intercourse. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was then silent and so the verse
came down, "verily, the good deeds erase the bad deeds, that is admonition
to those who remember." So the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him) called him and recited it to him. So Umar (may Allah be pleased
with him) said, ‘Oh Messenger of Allah (peace
and blessings of Allah be upon him) is this for him specifically or for everyone.
He said (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
, ‘no, for everyone.' (It was narrated by Ahmad.)
are more details on repenting from fornication. Refer to question #624.
As for your question regarding whether he is considered to have committed fornication,
which is punishable by stoning, it is obligatory that the married fornicator
be stoned and the unmarried fornicator receive lashes. This is only if the sexual
organs of the fornicator penetrate the vagina of the woman. Whatever is similar
deserves a different punishment, depending on the level of the haram committed.
It is not obligatory that he admit to a judge what he did. It is sufficient
that repentance take place between him and Allah, and Allah is the Acceptor
of repentance and the Most Merciful. We ask Allah to forgive us and the rest
of the Muslims.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid